mariatavares

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Maria has had a long flirtation with her passion for writing since childhood. She truly enjoys sharing imagery in a creative capacity through words and photography. When she isn’t furiously typing away at a screen, or clicking happily at a shutter, you can find Maria on the beach soaking up the San Diego sunshine, sipping wine with friends, or making the most of her adventures with her little family somewhere in East County. Maria is happily married and the mother of one daughter and one furbaby.
A mother who tries to do it all

Juggling Roles | The Good, The Bad, and the Balance

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Juggling my many roles has been second nature for as long as I can remember. Some days I feel like I am a champ at doing it all, others, it’s not so seamless. Mother,...
Boy wearing American flag frames with stars

Labor Day Holiday Planning | Parks or Beaches, You Decide

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Labor Day, the holiday signifying the end of summer, is a a three-day weekend for wearing red, white, and blue. It's time to pack up the car with the essentials for an outing or...
Playing Jenga

Being Present and Enjoying the Moment: Unplugged

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How do we stay present and enjoy the moment, unplugged, when technology dominates our attention span? I know I’m still tempted to view precious moments through a phone screen for keepsakes instead of putting...
Handy gadgets and time savers

Sanity-Saving Handy Gadgets & How I Take Full Advantage

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If you know me, you know I'm the kind of gal who is a natural-born helper, endorser of gadgets, and a bit of a saleswoman, and I can’t help it. When I find a...
4 reasons why we really do need mom friends

Finding Your Mom Tribe | 4 Reasons Why We Really Do Need Mom Friends

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There was a recent blog post I read, floating around on Facebook, about a mother with very valid points on why she didn’t need to be friends with any other moms. I totally get...
Bullet Journals plus supplies

Bullet Journaling: A DIY Keepsake of Our First Year in San Diego

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Have you ever heard someone say, “Wow, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by?” Like clockwork, every year? I knew I was going to need a journal, but not just any...